Summer holidays are kicking off around Australia, which means students will have more free time to play and have fun in the sun.
But school holidays can be a difficult time for some kids. Changes to routine and being away from their usual school supports can cause them to feel stressed, down or lonely. Holidays can be a particularly vulnerable time for students whose families are struggling with grief, loss, poverty or family violence.
School holidays also mean more time spent online.
Today’s high school students have grown up using smartphones and iPads, and most have had a digital footprint since birth.
In 2015, eighty-two per cent of teens were online, according to ACMA research, and 80 per cent used a smartphone. These figures rise every year....
This month, Brainstorm Productions were thrilled to be part of EduTECH Australia, an international conference and expo, which brings educational providers together to discuss, inspire and exchange ideas. Attendees at EduTECH shared the latest in digital technology, e-learning, robotics, and virtual realities for an education environment. There are exciting changes on the horizon, as the world of possibility opens up with ease of learning, access to new information and advance in IQ and skills.